Architecture encompasses both function and aesthetics. One way that designers achieve a sleek, modern look is by incorporating decorative perforated metal in their creations. While serving functional purposes — such as providing shade and sound control — decorative metal sheets simultaneously add elements of depth, texture and color to a structure.
Perforated metal serves a multitude of purposes, from lighting to aesthetics. One of its most useful functions is sound absorption. Acoustic panels effectively reduce unwanted noise by helping to disperse it. Modern buildings — especially those located in louder commercial districts — face new challenges in controlling noise. Nothing disrupts workflow and diminishes morale like an endless background cacophony.
Perforated metal has countless applications in architecture, not the least of which is décor. Perforated metal panels can provide a missing layer of depth to any structure — and in architecture, attention to ornamental detail can make all the difference. Below, read about five impressive feats of modern architecture that creatively use perforated metal as decoration.
Not all metals are the same, and some are better suited than others for specific indoor and outdoor applications. When deciding which type of metal to use, first consider how it will be used — decorative or functional? Indoor or outdoor? Below, learn more about perforated metal options and the advantages of each type of material.
GOING BEYOND COMMODITY SHEET METAL PERFORATION - How a Chicago perforator expanded into precision sheet metal fabrication
Accurate Perforating doesn’t just make holes anymore. It provides entire perforated and fabricated sheet metal components. The 200-employee Chicago manufacturer has done a lot to stand out in a consolidated sector.
Accurate Perforating didn’t become ISO 9001:2008 certified just to benefit our customers. Being ISO certified results in so many internal benefits to the operations of our company. Of course those benefits eventually mean lower prices, faster lead-times, and higher quality for our customers. Below is a handful of the benefits we’re experiencing:
Perforated metal is frequently used to influence the look and form of a space. The material is so versatile; it can create separation, enhance lighting, and give an environment a modern, industrial feel all at the same time. It’s the go-to-material when designers want to enhance the appearance of a setting.
Prime-time television frequently uses perforated metal to enhance the look and feel of the production sets. Recently, Accurate Perforating was asked to design and manufacture the perforated panels for NBC’s hit show American Ninja Warrior (NBC, Monday Nights, 9/8c).“